—the why of things--
Is the most important of all questions to ask.
And oftentimes, the most difficult to find.
Yet, a definitive answer exists.
If more so in the journey to discover
Than in the destination.
“Why do you chase after a hound in the darkened woods?”
The answer is in the following.
--Joseph Gary Crance
Pictured left: Located near the stream that inspired many scenes in the Ryland Creek saga,
an old, dead hemlock whose purpose now is to feed hungry woodpeckers.
Nothing is without purpose in the forests.